Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Lindsay Koshgarian - New York Times
We found hundreds of billions of dollars to pay for Medicare for All — by slashing the Pentagon budget.
Ashik Siddique - Buzzfeed
For just over 10% of a single year's military spending, we could build enough green electricity for every household in the country.
Lindsay Koshgarian - Truthout
The U.S. budget is rigged to hold essential domestic programs hostage to the Pentagon's war chest.
Amy Goodman - Democracy Now!
The U.S. spends more on its military than 144 other countries combined.
Sonali Kolhatkar - Rising Up With Sonali
The House on Thursday passed a massive $2.7 trillion budget bill with overwhelming support from Democrats and only 65 Republican votes. The bill suspends the looming debt ceiling for 2 years, until just before a new Presidential term begins. And it covers not one, but two years. Although it included ...
Osita Nwanevu - The New Yorker
The Reverend Dr. William Barber’s Poor People’s Campaign believes that policymakers should speak both more specifically and more unapologetically about the plight of struggling Americans.
Alan Pyke - Think Progress
The “Moral Budget” underlying a Wednesday hearing on Capitol Hill is both a plan for the future and a map of how democratic societies came to be in such bad shape in 2019.
Brian Lehrer - WNYC
On The Brian Lehrer Show, Lindsay Koshgarian, program director at the National Priorities Project, and Nijmie Dzurinko, organizer and chair of the Pennsylvania Poor People’s Campaign, discuss their work with The Poor People's Campaign convening in Washington this week to draw attention to issues of poverty, including a presidential candidates' ...
Greg Kaufmann - The Nation
P.R. Lockhart - Vox
On Monday, the Poor People’s Campaign also released “The Poor People’s Moral Budget,” published with the help of the Institute for Policy Studies. The budget calls for cuts in defense spending and an end to tax breaks for the rich, arguing that this money would be better put to use ...